Category Archives: 2011

Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope

Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hopeby Andreya Schneider-Dorr and Horst Eberleinhttp://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/05/437450.shtml The old quotation from Gramsci describes our plight: “The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster.” The … Continue reading

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Radical change and alternative economics

What is rational in micro-economics (e.g. being competitive) can be irrational in macro-economics (e.g. countries beset with mass unemployment). Neoliberal myths and fairy-tales like efficient financial markets, “finance drives the real economy,” the market is self-healing, growth can be infinite, … Continue reading

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Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide

Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide When Unpleasant Journalists Can Be Simply Redefined as a “Hostile Secret Service“ by Mathias Broeckers, 4/16/2019http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/04/437420.shtml CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a “hostile secret service” and Julian Assange is not a journalist. … Continue reading

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30% off on “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” – $4.87 until 5/19

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/604567 coupon code – ZB96J The anthology “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” includes 3 translator’s introductions, 3 poems from the translator, 12 articles by Tomas Konicz, and articles by Ulrike Herrmann, Helmut Martens, Franz Garnreiter, Sven Giegold, Karl Georg Zinn, Mohssen … Continue reading

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Faith Heals Reason by Dorothee Soelle, 2011, http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/12/413206.shtml

“There is a beautiful fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen where the devil builds a mirror that distorts everything beautiful and good into nothing. The most glorious countrysides appear like boiled spinach, the best persons are repulsive or without torsos.. … Continue reading

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The Financial Market Casino Controls Politics

The Financial Market Casino Controls Politics by Ernst Wolff, 10/1/2017http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/04/437397.shtml Corporations are subsidized with trillions. In their “competition,” small and medium-size businesses are the fools. The lobby-politicians only give the trillions to big corporations. Corporations depend on subsidies. In the … Continue reading

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PLUTOCRACY OR PUBLIC SPIRIT

PLUTOCRACY OR PUBLIC SPIRIT Thomas Piketty, the economist and author of the 700-page “Capital in the 21st century, describes neoliberalism as an “inequality machine” and urges a Wealth Tax to avert plutocracy. Life in the 21st century resembles life in … Continue reading

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Vienna: Housing is a Human Right, 3/21/2019

Vienna: Housing is a Human Right Vienna: Housing is a Human Right by the German DGB Union, 3/21/19 Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up potential development land and … Continue reading

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Housing as a Human Right by Arnold Kunzli, 1990 Bern Peace Week, June 2003

The human right of housing is subverted by the right of speculation. When speculation is unbridled, sharks are protected against the sardinsardines. This article by the Swiss emeritus professor Arnold Kunzli is translated from the German in Neue Wege. Housing … Continue reading

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The Crisis of Democracy by Joachim Hirsch

The Crisis of Democracy by Joachim Hirsch, February 2019 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/03/437301.shtml Decisions affecting social development are in the hands of private investors and state policy depends on their actions. The increasingly unequal income- and wealth distribution is the result of a … Continue reading

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